Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ACROPOLIS REVISITED ...!

You can't visit Athens without seeing the ParthenonNot only is it considered "the most important surviving building of Classical Greece," it's also a breathtaking architectural treasure, dating back to the 5th Century BC.  The Parthenon was originally built as a temple to the Greek Goddess Athena.  How the Ancient Greeks were able to build a temple of this scale --  it's 65 feet high with a colonnade of 46 perfectly proportioned columns -- is beyond me.  The fact that they built it atop the Acropolis, a flat-topped rock rising 490-feet above sea level, is nothing short of amazing.  I'm told the whole thing was built in 15 years.  Who knows, perhaps if the Architect-in-Residence at Casa del Bozo takes a page from their book, she can clean up the mess she's created in less time than that ...!

7 comments:

tenyearnap said...

...or make 15 years worth of del Bozos. You could have a whole neighborhood filled with Bozothenons. --Cin

tenyearnap said...

You know what would really make that Pathenon look goooood? Some rusty copper wrapped around the tops of those columns. --Cin

princesssaurora said...

Although not officially one, I believe it is one of the remaining wonders of the ancient world...

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

garnett109 said...

They did it by drinking Latte's

bvaneps834 said...

Amazing!

mpnaz58 said...

Beyond me too!  Simply amazing...
xoxo ~Myra

beckiepainton said...

nice but i prefert egypt, and the pyramids.When you going there then?? ;) Beckie
Take me with you peerrrlleeaassee!!